Reminiscence Op.70 No.2  Digging Deeper

Emily Beynon. Photo: Keith Saunders.
Beppe is one of a handful of composers who are able to create the rare experience of enchanted silence in their music. Beppe's Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70 contains several such moments. Even though his tools are a "conventional" orchestra using "conventional" instruments, an unreal atmosphere of calm and celestial flight arises. One of the most fascinating aspects in this regard is that he does not use any minimalist or modernist devices at all; he simply allows the music and its inner qualities to speak in full. In our current age of constant hectic activity, where it is barely permitted to think a complete thought, music such as this is of the greatest importance: it gives the listener the chance to experience time as a benefit and not as a punishment. The concerto is dedicated to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's eminent flautist Emily Beynon, and it received its premier performance in London in February 2009.
Wolfgang Plagge, professor

The expansive solo in Reminiscence is like a sad solitary bird in the deep forest which turns into a carefree soul soaring above unsettling waves of destiny in Obituary.

The solo flute takes up the opening of Reminiscence, weaving lovely sounds in the attractive little theme. The orchestra joins, quietly with the flute rising over it in what is, by any standards, a beautiful melody. The orchestra plays a repeated, often dramatic, tremolo passage before the flute re-joins with the melody, the strings eventually returning with the tremolo chords.
The Classical Reviewer

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Interview with Emily Beynon, solo flautist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. Watch how the recording of Reminiscence was achieved at Watford Colosseum, UK, in January 2008. From the documentary EXHALING MUSIC.

Multi-award-winning documentary about Flint Juventino Beppe (News on Request AS). In this documentary, we follow the production of the Grammy-nominated album FLUTE MYSTERY (2L). Shown on NRK "Fakta p lrdag" in 2009.

Surrounded by secrecy, composer Flint Juventino Beppe, 36, has captured the heart and minds of the international music scene. "I never compose music", Beppe says, "the tones just float around inside my head. When they get too loud, I have to breathe them out." This film is a story about a personal war, and about finally recapturing the love for music and life.

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With Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy, National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Sir James Galway, Emily Beynon, Catherine Beynon and Lindberg Lyd AS (2L).

FJB Demo Reel: This short presentation film with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Rune Bergmann, Wolfgang Plagge and Flint Juventino Beppe gives a brief, yet substantial introduction to Beppe's business.

Reminiscence | Sheet Music Video

Reminiscence | Special video edition made by BPanhter.

Reminiscence (excerpt) | Live from St. John's Smith Square, London, 2009 (Beynon / Ashkenazy / Philharmonia).

FLUTE MYSTERY was nominated for a Grammy 2010 in the category Best Surround Sound Album

FLUTE MYSTERY Flint Juventino Beppe
Emily Beynon, flute
Catherine Beynon, harp
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Nominated for a Grammy award in 2010
Flute Mystery Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway
Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70 is dedicated to Emily Beynon
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Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Reminiscence is the 2nd movement of Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70, dedicated to the flautist Emily Beynon.
First performed at St. John's Smith Square, London, by Emily Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


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